Skip to comments.Rome's Villa Medici and 'Mount Parnassus' recover their former glory
Posted on 06/19/2005 8:09:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
For the last 200 years the Villa Medici, whose gardens are among the best preserved examples of formal Renaissance gardens, has been home to the Academy of France. Its pines have been famous, and the views across Rome matchless. Among its attractions is the 20-metre (66-feet) high artificial mound known as Parnassus but the passage of time has made access difficult and, according to the Villa's director Richard Pedruzzi, major restoration work had been required... The pavilion on Parnassus, the stairways, the slopes and the paths that ring it have been renovated, while the "Bosco" or wood which Ferdinand used as a garden and for hunting has been cleaned up and restored to its former splendour. The renovation work uncovered the remains of a 3rd century AD temple, the rubble of which served as the base for the building of Parnassus.
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Posted on 10/13/2004 8:07:07 PM PDT by blam
Thanks. I'd be more interested in what is below the 3rd century AD rubble.
Probably 2nd century AD rubble. :') Rome fell building by building. ;')
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